We had an early lunch and the noise level was quiet. By the time we left, the restaurant had filled and it was understandably noisier. The food here is excellent! The cioppino was the best ever! Service was quick, unobtrusive and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.
2/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed dining at Cioppino's. The menu had some great items and I enjoyed everything I ordered (Garlic shrimp pasta dish and garlic bread appetizer). The drink menu was also fun with some specialty cocktails. I went with a large group (8 of us) and we had a great table with plenty of room and a great server. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a fairly inexpensive Italian or seafood dinner!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The cioppino lived up to the
The cioppino lived up to the name of the restaurant. The service was outstanding (friendly, courteous and most pleasant).
3/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I approve of this !
Our waiter was super nice and excellent, did a really good job :) His name, Carlos (Carlitos) - can only recommend !
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had salads, Chioppino and
We had salads, Chioppino and dessert. Salad was good. Chioppino was amazing. Lemon Curd cake was very good. Salted Carmel cake was amazing. Bin appitito! Enjoy this spot!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The quality of their seafood
The quality of their seafood definitely exceeded my expectation. However, the loud touristy setting makes this restaurant best as casual dining only. Also, our waiter was sooo busy that he seems like he can't even catch his breath.
Seafood portion is generous for their price but it's lacking some ambiance.....
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Centrally located in the Fishermans
Centrally located in the Fishermans wharf area. Decent Italian fare. Service was really quick and the place was pretty crowded for a Monday night. Overall pretty good
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The cioppino was OUTSTANDING!
The cioppino was OUTSTANDING! Everything else was great as well - from the wine, to the desserts, to the service.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
very good food, excellent
very good food, excellent service, will be back again.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited Cioppino's on the
We visited Cioppino's on the Wharf for dinner. The good was great. Good portions and priced right. Our server (Melissa) was just super. Very attentive and energetic. We had a great meal and enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended by us.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Namesake lives up to its name!
It is one of the many wharf experiences, and that is a competitive marketplace. Nevertheless, it holds it's own in every way.
Our caesar salads were very tasty, with the right amount of dressing, cheese, and fresh lettuce. The Cioppino dishes are perfect, with plenty of fresh crab, mussels, fish and a savory broth. The desserts are really good... try the warm molten chocolate cake.
Service was perfect. There is much to like here!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, casual dining
Good soups (clam chowder, minestrone), decent Cioppino and good dessert (tiramisu and mango cheesecake). Kitchen service slow. Environment loud (low ceiling). Waiter service good (apologetic due to slow kitchen). Good for group dining.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinning experience
We started off with some Bloody Mary and my husband, who's very picky ,enjoyed his, as did I. Overall, everything we ordered was very good. Best Cioppino I've had in a long time. We ordered the Tiramisu for dessert and the presentation was very nice. We would definitely go back again.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
For weekday lunch/early dinner
Good place to go on the wharf for cioppino and food that's hearty and flavorful. Casual ambiance and friendly service enjoyed.
Parking of course difficult and expensive. Public transportation or by foot best option.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite on the wharf
After much disappointment of trying many other restaurants for dinner on the wharf. We finally found one we would return to! Food was better than average and service was outstanding. My husband loved the pasta and I enjoyed the crab risotto
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The GREAT ORLANDO
Orlando has got to be the best waiter. He should be running the place. He is wise, witty and provides great service.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a large family group and everyone had a great time
Food was excellent and we are glad we picked Chippinos for our event
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Ciopinno ever
The food and service was great. The Ciopinno was the best we have ever had and the Salted Caramel cake was great.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cioppino really is one of the Besty
I love this place for Cioppino! But I definitely recommend it with do it your self shell cracking version. Otherwise you might need the large portion!
I go to this place every time I stay in SF and its always great!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
food & service
the food was good and the service was great. Nice views of the water.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lot better than expected
Was not expecting much but was totally surprised. Really enjoyed our dinner here. Maybe not fit for foodies, but if you're looking for a solid, simple meal with friendly service in a comfortable environment with good prices, you've come to the right place.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious (and quite large)
Delicious (and quite large) cioppino, and excellent service.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mario Batali apparently has
Mario Batali apparently has called their Cioppino the best in SF. Although I'm not an expert, it was very good. Interesting however, that the calamari in the appetizer was more tender than that in the Cioppino. I would say that the clams & mussels were average. The crab salad sandwich was very good, but not the best I've had in the Wharf. A group of 9 of us ended with a $250 lunch bill (incl gratuity), & that was without any alcohol and with a 10% discount courtesy of the gift shop across the street. Our group consisted of 4 kids under 12, 4 adults & a 15-year old. There was one full-size Cioppino order (~$35) & 1 small size. Bottom line: it's not cheap, doesn't have a view & is not quite what I would call "fit for foodies". Great service.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want good food at a reasonable price for good, fresh food - this is your restaurant.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good for families
Ate here twice on vacation. Pizzas excellent. Shrimp with capellini and spaghetti and meatballs good. Would not order chicken Parm again - overcooked and not enough sauce.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Walked in for our Friday night reservation and they sat us right away next to a window with a view of a little harbor, looking into the San Francisco Bay(view slightly limited by surrounding buildings)
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
They made it perfect! Everyone enjoyed their meals. The salmon salad was tastey. My husband had the carbonara pasta which is off the hook! The tiramiso was perfect! Thanks to my blue eyed waiter and hostess who call me back to confirm everything! Cant wait to go back
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great spot for locally
Always a great spot for locally caught fish and Cioppino. Dining outside is always nice when weather is mild.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun for Four
Went with work-friends for early weeknight dinner - two had the small Cioppino, and it was enough to fill them! Both said it was fabulous! The other had Halibut - really enjoyed it and was such a large piece, she ate less than half. I had the Fried Fisherman's Platter with shrimp, calamari, and halibut over French Fries, and took about one-third home, where my wife and daughter promptly finished it. Very good, friendly service, and priced reasonably. I hope to return soon so I can try the Cioppino!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food.
Nice place, food was very good, service was excellent. Will go back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family owned restaurant in SF Wharf. Great service but food was just OK.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM